I have an easy-peasy BRIGHT IDEA for you today.
During those times when you are trying to work with a student one-to-one, particularly assessment time, it can be very difficult to keep the rest of the kiddos, who are working independently, from coming up and interrupting. Especially if you have 30 kiddos like me!
This can be very frustrating when you are doing reading assessments. It not only affects the attention and concentration of the child with whom you are working, it also impacts their ability to have quality comprehension.
We have the “ask 3 before me” rule in class. This is where the kids must check with 3 “friends” prior to coming to me to find out the answer to the question they are desperate to ask. Most questions they have were covered in the lesson prior to assigning the independent work they are working on, so one of those 3 kiddos should be able to help.
But as we all know, that doesn’t always work. Far too often the kiddos start lining up to ask questions and interrupt.
So, in my class we go on vacation. Just my one-on-one friend and I.